High Holiday Services
From Selichot to Simchat Torah, together we leave the ordinary to relive the birth of the world, reflected in the new selves that we birth during the high holidays. Self-examination is a mighty task; that is why our tradition has us do the work together.
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Scroll down for information on taking part in 5781/2020 High Holiday services.
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Click here to download HaMakom's High Holiday guide with all the information you'll need to take part.
All services are online via Zoom. Please join early to get settled, enjoy the music, and be ready at the posted starting time.
Erev Rosh HaShanah, Friday, 18 September, 7-8 pm (Zoom opens at 6:45 pm with music)
Rosh HaShanah Day One, Saturday, 19 September 10-11:30 am (Zoom opens at 9:45 am with music)
Rosh HaShanah Day Two, Sunday, 20 September 10- 11:30 (Zoom opens at 9:45 am with music)
Kol Nidrei Service, Sunday, 27 September, 7-8:30 pm (Zoom opens at 6:45 pm)
Yom Kippur Morning, Monday, 28 September, 10-11:30 am (Zoom opens at 9:45 am)
Yom Kippur Afternoon, Yizkor, chanting, Neilah, Havdalah to Break-fast 5-7 pm (Zoom opens at 4:45 pm)
High Holidays Plans for 5781!
5781/2020 is Hazzan Cindy Freedman's 17th High Holidays with HaMakom! We will also be blessed with teachings by Rabbis Jack Shlachter, Min Kantrowitz, Judith Halevy, Neil Amswych, and members of the HaMakom community.
This year, HaMakom's High Holiday services will be designed for the deepest possible online experience. Services, held on Zoom, will be shorter than usual, but just as joyous, musical, and fulfilling. For Erev Rosh Hashanah on September 18th, we've planned a special Rosh HaShanah Seder and Kabbalat Shabbat service—not a meal, but an opportunity for you to take part in your own home in a ritual of food and wine or juice that borrows from the traditional Tu B'Shvat service to add sweetness and delight to our online observance of the new year. Be sure to download our High Holidays guide for ideas on creating a sacred space in your own home.
If you have not yet renewed your HaMakom membership, please do so now. Once you renew, we'll send you the Zoom link for services 24 hours prior to the Erev Rosh HaShanah and Kol Nidrei services.
If you haven't yet decided to join HaMakom but would like to take part in High Holiday services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, telephone number, and email address. We'd be grateful if you could contribute to sustaining HaMakom through this challenging time by making a donation; the suggested amount is $50, but no one will be turned away on account of inability to pay.